Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CardMaker Blog Hopping with Gina K!

It's a great day today as the CardMaker Magazine Blog Team is linking up with the Gina K Team to bring you some creative and fun inspiration!

I created two cards with this month's adorable StampTV Kit Spring Parade.


For this first card I took this pretty petaled flower bloom and inked it in white craft ink onto the Gina K card stock in the kit in this pretty teal colour, embossing with white.  After it cooled I came back and added little bits of colouring with my BG57 Copic marker.  Instant depth!


To tie in the background stripedy paper from the kit to the main image I also stamped the leaves from the set onto the dp, and sewed the panels together.  Then it's just a wee bit of pretty ribbon and brads, and I love how it turned out!

For this next card I went for a bit more of a whimsical feel...


What do you think - butterfly or dragonfly?  It could be both right?  First I stamped and embossed the lovely butter/dragon-fly onto Gina K Black cardstock and then also did a second stamping onto White cardstock just cutting out the inner wings and popping them up for a real look of flight.  The paper from this kit is such a fun design.  



I tied a double bow of gingham and this pretty teal organdy ribbon, and I love how it softens the effect.  

A pretty pair of cards that were so fun to make!


Now for more fun you can head on over to the lovely Sharon Harnist for more Gina K Inspiration! 

Thanks so much Gina K for the fun!  Be sure you also head on over to Gina's Blog...she has something fun to give away today!  

70 comments:

Becky said...

Love the white ink on your cards! It makes the images just pop!

Allie Gower said...

I LOVE those color combos, very pretty.

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, love the colors and the ribbon treatment on your first one and the layered dragon fly on the second. Very Inspirational, must grab my set and go play! TFS!!!

Melanie said...

drooool!! That first card just blows me away!! Love the white embossing on the turquoise! eek! eeeek!!!!

Carolyn King said...

Fabulous cards! I adore how you did the flowers on the first card!

scrappinmommom said...

Pretty cards, love the coloring and so liked your dragonfly.

Beth said...

I really like the way your softened that striped paper with the leaves! And it goes so vibrantly with the white! Great cards!

Brooke said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love how you stamped the flowers in white and added depth with your marker-so beautiful!

catdidit said...

WOWZA! LOVE the embossing in white...and the stitching is like PERFECT!!

naneruth said...

These are both really neat cards! Love the stamping on the dp and how you layered the butter/dragonfly.

KidKodak said...

Oh wow! Those are just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Theresa Momber said...

Oooh, I love the crisp white against the turquoise! Both cards are stunning and just pop off the page.

~ Connie said...

AWESOME! teal is my fav color; and the white flowers took my breath away. TFS

Lynne said...

Soft and pretty, one of my favorite colors. Like the layered dragonfly.

Pam Zirbel said...

Awesome cards!!! Have never seen your work and LOVE your style!!!!

windinstarsranch said...

These cards are so beautiful. Great job.

Marisa said...

Two beauties, Christine. Love the flowers, and the dragonfly paper is too fun!! Great ribbon treatment on the first card and the turquoise is such a wonderful colour.

Doris W. said...

Wow............gorgeous cards! My favorite color!

Anouk said...

you made beautiful cards, love the flower stamps and dragonfly

Glenna Anderson said...

Beautiful cards. You are so creative!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the white embossing. These cards are just beautiful!

Gina K. said...

Christine, thank you so much for creating these beautiful cards using our kit! You cards are just gorgeous!!

Lee Reed said...

I really, really, really like this card.

Gail said...

Very nice.I like the colors and the different use of all the dies.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors of the card, and the use of the different dies.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

stunning I just love how you used the white and bright blue!

Gail said...

Love the card, especially the colors.

Brenda Beckham said...

Your dragon fly card is my favorite so far!! Very nice...

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous cards, Christine -- I really love the shadowed white embossed images!

Debbie Corbari said...

ooo..how pretty! I love the colors! Such a cool technique!

Sharon said...

Love your cards and the colors - especially the first one!

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors and your die choice and design.

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. Especially the 1st one. My favorite so far.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful duet of cards! I love the white embossing on the colored cardstock on the first card. And the double layers on the butter/dragon fly are so cool. Love the teal color of both.

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 beautiful cards Christine but my favorite is the card with the dragonfly.

greetings karin

Susan D said...

Your cards are wonderful. Those colors together just pop!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic cards! The flowers totally pop on that first one, and I love the turquoise doily piece on the second!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! These both are amazing. LOVE the colors. {hugs}

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, wow and Wow!!!

Valerie said...

So pretty, Christine! Love the white embossed flowers on the turquoise with the Copic colored accent coloring~

Susan P said...

Beautiful cards. I love monochromatic cards. WOW! And in Turquoise? My fav. My wedding dress was turquoise.
Thanks so much.

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

The master of color..that's YOU! I love this Stamp TV kit; I can't wait to use it. These cards are just beautiful. I love the dragonfly... great job Christine!

sarah said...

I love the dragonfly!! Very well done! I love how the images just pop out!

Angie said...

Both your cards are gorgeous! Love the dragonfly and the sewing on the first card!

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Christine-- I am a fairly new follower and fan of yours. Your creativity just FLOORS me! I love your idea of putting two layers of the butter-dragon (smile) fly together for the depth and interest! Sigh... must get this kit too I'm afraid LOL. Thank you!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

oooops - PS I do admire your idea to stamp the flowers/emboss in white, then just touch the centers with a darker marker for depth = GENIUS ;)

Trisha said...

Christine, your cards are just beautiful. What beautiful cilia. My favorites.

Ravengirl said...

These are both quite wonderful! I love the stamping on the dp and then the layered butterflies!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What gorgeous cards! Love the stitching and the dragonflies. Beautiful colours.

Sue D said...

wonderful cards--love the teal color.

Ivanka said...

Both of your cards are os beautiful Christine!!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards and love the dragonfly and it's layers.

Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Kathleen

Sean Fetterman said...

Christine, your cards are absolutely STUNNING! You have done an amazing job with the Spring Parade kit! You have quite a talent my friend! Thank you for sharing! Hugs! Sean

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wow! So much inspiration here. I love the stamped leaves on the striped paper.

EstherT said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! There is everything to like about them!

Lagene said...

WOW! These 2 cards are Gorgeous!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. Love the teal.

calamity jane said...

I say dragonfly! Both of your cards are so awesome! The first one is just elegant in the teal & white! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Wright said...

Love both these cards! Absolutely adore what you've done with them. And yes, I agree, you could use either the dragonfly or a butterfly.

Tammie Lien said...

I love everything about these cards.Such pretty colors.Thanks for sharing:)

Conniecrafter said...

love the white embossing with the teal in the flowers, just lovely, pretty background stamping also!
like how you added the dragonfly off to the side to showcase the paper, too cute!

TLady said...

LOVELY CARDS CHRISTINE!!!!!!!! I ESPECIALLY LOVE the second one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS WHIMSICAL!!!!!!!!! :) SUPER JOB on BOTH!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Holly Hughes said...

Pretty colors and I really like the dragonfly design. The bow is such a nice touch.

Melinda said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the extra detail, great job! TFS

marylouh said...

Love the bold colors. The dragonfly is so cute. Both projects are wonderful. Great job.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards. Love the colors - each contain beautiful details and elements.

Anonymous said...

Love the cards. The color is very nice. The dragon fly is very nice and the circle die. thanks for sharing.

Kathy Thompson

Kay said...

Stunning!

Sonia said...

Such fabulous cards! I love the teal- such gorgeous cards!